All Blog Posts Tagged 'engineering' (86)

Should a new component revision trigger a new assembly revision?

At Arena, we work with a lot of high-tech electrical-hardware engineers and OEMs. In our thousands of conversations with prospects and customers, here is one of the most common questions we get - - if you revise a component used in your designs, or swap it out for a totally different component, how far up does that revision need to go?

This is sort of a tricky question to answer with some major…


Added by Alyssa Sittig on May 15, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

INFOGRAPHIC: A Brief Look at the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition

Check out our latest infographic — this time about one of our favorite organizations!

We would post the image right here, but it's taking too long to upload! Click through to download it straight from our website.

Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on May 4, 2012 at 10:20am — 3 Comments

We're accepting applications for our paid internship program!

Bishop-Wisecarver just announced the launch of a paid engineering and manufacturing internship program, which starts this summer.



Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on April 18, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

The Chain Gang: All About Chain-Actuated Linear Guides

Solve our Motion Monday challenge to win a prize ... [ CLICK HERE ]…


Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on March 27, 2012 at 8:05am — No Comments

What's better? A formal or an informal change process?

There's a lot of give and take when it comes to setting up a change process, and a lot of factors that determine if your process should be highly formalized, or loosely managed.

A loose change process, where individual engineers have the discretion to either expedite change requests or make immediate revisions, exposes your product to unintended consequences - - including costly scrap and rework at best and field failures at worst. But excessive review slows down the iterative process…


Added by Alyssa Sittig on March 15, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Balls Screw vs. Lead Screw — Compared and Contrasted

Haven't seen our latest infographic? It's definitely worth a glance ...

Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on February 29, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Linear Motion Technology in Woodworking CNC Machines

A lot of CNC machines use up to 100 DualVee guide wheels and the track to match. We talked to one of our design engineers about why and how in today's "Coffee Chat."

Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on February 24, 2012 at 2:09pm — No Comments

What could you do with a Google for electronic parts?

One of the biggest stressors of putting together a protoype (in my eyes) is finding all the parts you need, getting the datasheets, etc, etc, and building that first draft of the BOM. If it's at least easy to find the parts you're looking for, with information on multiple distributors, it makes the job a bit easier.


To that end, I want to share a new tool I have caught wind of, as part of my work at…


Added by Alyssa Sittig on February 21, 2012 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Hey New York, Did You See People Flying Over Your Skyline?

We can tell you who/what they were in today's tweets of the week post! 

[ Read that here ... ]…


Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on February 3, 2012 at 1:43pm — 1 Comment

Who Was Your Mentor?

January is National Mentoring Month, so we caught up with Bishop-Wisecarver founder and inventor of the DualVee Guide Wheel Bud Wisecarver to ask him who he considers his greatest mentor. [ Here's what he told us ... ]…


Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on January 31, 2012 at 9:01am — No Comments

How engineering contributes to new product introduction

I just wrote a post on the Arena Blog about big picture questions to ask when launching a new product.

Answering these questions (what is the overall expected revenue, are there additional headcount needs, etc) is often the job of…


Added by Alyssa Sittig on January 25, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

We're Looking for an Engineer!

We're hiring, and one of the positions is for a Mechatronics Engineer. CLICK HERE to check out our career page and download the job description!

Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on January 17, 2012 at 2:24pm — No Comments

A Look Inside Dean Kamen's Home

We recently attended the kickoff for the FIRST Robotics Competition — a national event in which high school students design and build robots to compete in a sort of tech Olympics. It's an awesome program and we're proud to sponsor it! One thing we geeked out about, too, was that we got to talk to renowned inventor Dean Kamen — and even got a tour of his massive home.…


Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on January 17, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

A Crossword Puzzle For All You Engineer Types

We just launched a new blog feature in celebration of a Twitter trend we follow: #MotionMonday. Ya'll should check it out, download it and email me if you need the answer key! Prizes may await you :)

[[ CHECK IT ]]…


Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on January 16, 2012 at 2:44pm — No Comments

College Dropouts, China's Incredible Engineering Feats and Q&As with Manufacturing Salesmen

We're excited to share this week's roundup of notable news related to manufacturing, engineering, business, college education and a few other random tidbits. 


Happy New Year from all of us here at Bishop-Wisecarver!…


Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on January 6, 2012 at 12:44pm — No Comments

What are you doing to manage changes in 2012

If you're working for a large, established company, your engineering change process may have been set in stone for as long as you can remember.

But if you're working for a smaller company, maybe the way changes are managed depends on who's involved, the…


Added by Alyssa Sittig on January 2, 2012 at 11:21am — No Comments

The pros and cons of intelligent part numbering

There was a time when everyone was so impressed by intelligent part numbering schemes that choosing to adopt one was a no-brainer.

But things have changed. If you're growing quickly with a wide variety of parts, or have a globally dispersed or complicated manufacturing process, intelligent part numbering could actually be a difficult system to maintain as you grow.

If you're trying to decide if it's right for you, here are a few pros and cons of intelligent part…


Added by Alyssa Sittig on December 27, 2011 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Year in Manufacturing, Another Earth-Sized Planet's Found and a Brief History of the Ugly Christmas Sweater

We added an extra five to our weekly top tweets wrap-up — consider it a holiday gift :)

[ Click here to read it ]

We got lots of cool news, links and other tidbits to keep you entertained. It's been a good year, everyone! See you on the other side!…


Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on December 23, 2011 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Engineers - making the world sexier one gadget at a time

I don't know if you've noticed this, but some really innovative products are starting to hit the market that are aimed at improving health, fitness, and sexiness. While a lot of technology - cars, microwaves, electric toothbrushes - makes us lazier, these products are designed to get people up off their butts, and out into the real world.

Here are a few of the most innovative ones I've seen. (…


Added by Alyssa Sittig on December 21, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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